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Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Early Box of New 2013 The Beach Boys Product

October 30, 2013

Panini America 2013 The Beach Boys Teaser (3)

For music historians and bona fide Beach Boys devotees everywhere, Panini America’s new trading-card tribute to one of the greatest bands in the history of American music delivers one brightly colored box, 24 memory-soaked packs and enough good vibrations to last a lifetime. We know because we took some quality time this morning to rip through one hobby box of the product that launches this week.

The following gallery takes you pack-by-pack through the rich experience, which includes tons of inserts, tons of Surfer foil parallels, two concert-worn memorabilia and the greatest collection of classic Beach Boys photography you’ve likely ever seen. Enjoy the gallery. Oh, and afterward, please leave your thoughts on this product for a chance to win a box.

What do you like? What do you love? What other iconic bands would you like to see trading card sets of? Any and all feedback is welcomed, as long as it’s respectfully delivered. We’ll give you a few days to leave feedback and award five winning commenters at random with their own box of Panini America’s 2013 The Beach Boys.

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  1. Peter Lee permalink
    October 30, 2013 2:32 pm

    This stuff is unreal. Waaaaaay better than Michael Jackson and Beiber. Grew up listening to the Beach Boys and will always be a fan. Now with this, gonna have to blow some change to pick up a lot of this. Great work with the etched cards and the die cuts! Oh, autos and relics don’t hurt the product either!

  2. matt permalink
    October 30, 2013 2:34 pm

    Very cool, I will definitely be getting a box for my father-in-law who is a huge beach boys fan.
    How hard are autographs to pull?

  3. October 30, 2013 2:36 pm

    Awesome stuff who wouldn’t love this product in their collection doesn’t everyone lice the beach boys.

  4. david cosgrove permalink
    October 30, 2013 2:39 pm

    great unique product

  5. October 30, 2013 2:41 pm

    i was impressed by the autos and pick cards as i looked through the QC gallery the other day

  6. October 30, 2013 2:42 pm

    This looks like an awesome product. Even though you didn’t pull any, the pick cards are super awesome! As an artist, I’d really like to see some original artwork in these.

    Do a Led Zeppelin set next!

  7. Gene Olmedilla permalink
    October 30, 2013 2:44 pm

    It’s a nice set, I love the psychedelic Beach Boys. It’s cool to pull a Brian Wilson auto, if there is any?
    I hope you’ll feature Pink Floyd and other great bands of the 60’s and 70’s soon.
    Well done guys

  8. Ron Brown permalink
    October 30, 2013 2:44 pm

    Nice set! I love the chance to get autographs of classic entertainers, and the memorabilia swatches are nice and colorful. I much prefer swatches like that over a single color swatch of t-shirt, or something similar.

    As far as future sets, I would love to see Pink Floyd, David Bowie, or the Stones!

  9. Jeff James permalink
    October 30, 2013 2:45 pm

    We “love” Mike 😉 The concert gear is sweet, and I like the realistic-looking On the Records. Hope I can find these cards, will be looking starting tomorrow! Since Beatles stuff might be tricky to license, how about these guys that should have wide appeal? Chicago, Crosby-Stills-Nash-Young, Fleetwood Mac, U2.

  10. CMike33 permalink
    October 30, 2013 3:21 pm

    Vey cool set indeed! I love the shirt relics. They give the brand a nice flavor. The base cards are nice and clean cut which is perfect for me when I’m looking to buy non sports trading cards. And the autos are definetly a nice touch as well. Thanks for the contest!

  11. gregmalloy permalink
    October 30, 2013 3:44 pm

    I like the membrobilia cards and that there is a Brian Wilson auto’s. The gold albums die cut cards are a cool insert.
    You guys need to do a “greatful dead” set with autos and membrobilia. That I would buy a case or 2 of!

  12. October 30, 2013 3:51 pm

    I think that these cards are pretty cool and will probably have to buy a box or two. I was talking to my mom and I told her about these cards and she got so excited being that her favorite group when she was growing up was The Beach Boys. She told me to let her know when I see some of them and buy her some packs. My mom has never collected any kind of cards but was certainly involved with my three younger brothers and I while we were growing up collecting all kinds of sports cards.

  13. Emma permalink
    October 30, 2013 3:52 pm

    Will these be sold in Canada?

  14. Rick Cook permalink
    October 30, 2013 4:00 pm

    Nice looking set. Lots of interesting subsets/inserts/etc. Looking forward to a Rock Groups set with Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the like (hint, hint).. Nice offering with this set.

  15. October 30, 2013 4:00 pm

    I like the mix of B&W and color photography. Box design is nice, Good variety of inserts.

    For a suggestion, and I know this would be a complicated licensing issue, but instead of a specific group, how about a trading card set of a particular time period’s groups? Like “the 60s” the “90s” etc. Or perhaps “heavy metal”, “punk rock”, “British invasion”, etc.,,,A little more variety, but I do understand the challenge of compiling a set like that!

    Thanks for another great contest.

  16. October 30, 2013 4:32 pm

    great looking stuff–Brian always made sure the music was tight, which made it so good—would love any 60’s and 70’s bands

  17. Chris K. permalink
    October 30, 2013 4:48 pm

    Neat concept. Would love to get my hands on a box!

  18. byronscott4ever permalink
    October 30, 2013 4:51 pm

    How about a modern band around a while like Aerosmith or Bon Jovi?

  19. October 30, 2013 5:22 pm

    really great product, grew up listening to their music

  20. Joe Mondo permalink
    October 30, 2013 6:04 pm

    it would be absolutely amazing if you could do a Pink Floyd set. The number of inserts you could do would be amazing. Event Used cards from “The Wall” movie, simple relic cards, props from their concerts, pieces of promo posters, etc. Autographs could be current for any of the number of producers/artists/guests they used. The hot cards could be cut autos from Syd Barrett, Richard Wright, and Storm Thorgenson. Inserts for the iconic album covers they had, their solo projects, and their monumental tours. So many ideas!

  21. Filip P permalink
    October 30, 2013 6:34 pm

    This product seems to be so much better than your earlier releases of for example Justin Bieber, One Direction or Michael Jackson. The design is absolutely perfect for a band like Beach Boys, and even if I’m a bit too young to have been through the most crazy years of the band’s history, I’m sure this is a product which can bring back a lot of memories to a large amount of people. The fact that you pull two memorabilia cards in a box is pretty great as well, how historical isn’t that, to own something that almost would have fit in a museum? The Beach Boys is a timeless band, and this will most probably be a timeless product.

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  23. Seth VanderLaan permalink
    October 30, 2013 7:56 pm

    Cool concept. Like the design. Would be really interested to see a Led Zeppelin done the same way.

  24. Ryan E permalink
    October 30, 2013 9:17 pm

    Like that you can get autos of these guys on cards. Also dig the guitar picks in retail. Waiting to see those show up. First music related name to pop in my head- Jimmy Buffett. Stepping in another direction…perhaps some redos of popular movies/movie series- Star Wars (of course), Star Trek, Alien(s), Indiana Jones, Transformers, etc.

  25. October 31, 2013 12:20 am

    I really dig the die-cut On The Record inserts, you did a great job with them. They are easily my favorite inserts in the product.

  26. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    October 31, 2013 4:16 am

    These are cool Really like the throwback design.

  27. October 31, 2013 5:45 am

    Very well done, bright vivid colors and the design on the Sound of Summer insert is excellent. Thanks Tracy!

  28. Dave permalink
    October 31, 2013 8:05 am

    That’s an awesome looking set. Will this be available on the retail level, or just hobby?

  29. Andrew Held permalink
    October 31, 2013 1:58 pm

    wHEN will this product be officially released

    • October 31, 2013 2:25 pm

      The hobby version arrives this week. Look for the retail version to arrive in stores late next week.

  30. JJ Hernandez permalink
    October 31, 2013 3:05 pm

    Looks pretty cool. Wouldn’t mind a Beach boys auto

  31. November 1, 2013 6:03 pm

    I Saw Bruce & Michael At Beach Boys Before Seven Time And At Biloxi Five Time….Yes I Am Going Get Eight Beach Boys Card Bruce Michael Brian Al And With Late Carl.

  32. November 1, 2013 10:49 pm

    Busted three boxes today. Fun times, no autos but love the cards. Would have busted some more but that was all the local had inventory. Hit a dupe of Al. Hey Tracy can I trade my dupe of Jardine for your Wilson? You can always dream!

  33. Nick Mikulicich Jr. permalink
    November 2, 2013 1:34 pm

    Way cool. 😀
    It’s a fun set, and I like the Concert Gear cards a lot.

    Other bands I’d like to see get full sets – The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Queen, Metallica, Eagles. U2, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Matthews Band, Chicago, The Who, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Santana, and Van Halen. I’m leaving off the list bands like Pink Floyd and Guns N Roses where I think there would be contractual nightmares, as well as a certain band that one of your competitors did 4 years ago.

    I think some solo artists could also be featured as subsets in a larger set – Neil Diamond, Elton John, Billy Joel, Pat Benatar, Barry Manilow, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Tom Jones, and George Michael all come to mind as people who could be a significant part of a large set (perhaps a 200 card base set with 50 cards each of 4 legends, and inserts/hits from each one).

    The one I’d most like to see is Weird Al Yankovic. Think of the memorabilia cards that could be produced.

    • November 2, 2013 4:09 pm

      Amen on the Weird Al!! Just one of his Hawaiian shirts-imagine the color swatches coming off of it!!!

      • Dave permalink
        November 3, 2013 6:58 pm

        Someone produced Weird Al cards. He performed at a local casino and as I walked by his merchandise table, they had packs of them. Didn’t get any closer to see where they were from

      • November 3, 2013 8:14 pm

        Now that you mention it, I went to one of his concerts a few years ago and saw card sets for sale. Don’t know any more details than that,

  34. Gretchen permalink
    November 4, 2013 6:02 pm

    Those are cool looking cards. Love the Beach Boys!

  35. Gretchen permalink
    November 4, 2013 6:03 pm

    Awesome set, I love the Beach Boys!

  36. Dave permalink
    November 5, 2013 2:32 pm

    I’m sure it’d be tough to fill, but it’d be cool to have a “modern rock” set. Just have cards of bands from the past few years, etc

  37. Trevor Gaffney permalink
    November 7, 2013 11:04 am

    Awesome product! My dad will love it! When does the Miami Vice set come out?

  38. Rae permalink
    November 7, 2013 2:22 pm

    Can we still enter this to win? Seems like its been open awhile lol

  39. November 12, 2013 9:19 pm

    I know we said we were going to give away five boxes. But since we made you wait so long to determine winners, well, we’re giving away 10. Thanks to everyone for the great feedback and congratulations to our 10 winners: Peter Lee, scoochnew, Keith S., hockeykazi, Filip P., jumper48, Joe Mondo, Ryan E., Nick Mikulicich Jr., and Ron. Thanks again. Winners, we’ll be in touch to receive your mailing addresses.

  40. November 12, 2013 10:47 pm

    Yes, I was one of the winners! Thanks so much can’t wait to bust another box of this awesome product! Tracy, thank a million! ROCK ON!!!!!!

  41. November 13, 2013 4:46 am

    Thanks Tracy and Panini! Congrats to all of the winners. May your boxes be filled with Good Vibrations!!

  42. December 30, 2013 8:53 pm

    The 2013 Panini The Beach Boys cards definitely send you Good Vibrations. The concert gear and on the record cards are literally out of this world. Anyone will have some definite Good Timin’ opening up this product by Panini!

  43. November 24, 2017 12:19 pm

    Have you had any complaints with the Brian Wilson autographs? They are killer on eBay but they make those late year Stan Musial cards look like calligraphy.

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